Quote from the introduction to "I Ching for the 'African Renaissance'" (2006)
"This simple object is offered in response to a call from
one of us – an African - whose sincere concerns many share.
His plea (in 1998) for an ‘African Renaissance’
resonated with me, as I am sure it did with many of you.
From that time, until now, I have thought about many
possible responses that could in some ways address the
concerns expressed in his statements.
I believe that it is possible to offer one small seed that
may, or may not, contribute to such change. Please accept
this gift as an outcome of my sincere efforts in this regard. I
am painfully aware of my limitations to make any
contribution whatsoever to real transformation. May many
others come and do it better.
If this object fails to assist in the birth process of such a
great ideal, please accept my sincere apology. But if one
person finds transformational power in it and applies this
power in their personal or public life, it was worth the effort."
A proof of concept version of this work was exhibited in an
exhibition entitled: Navigating the Bookscape, curated by
David Paton in 2006. It was purchased by the Rare Book
Collection and University Archives of the University of
A handmade leather bound copy in A4 format was given to
President Thabo Mbeki in 2006.
First published in paperback 2006.
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